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District 833 population increases slightly

The overall population within School District 833 boundaries increased about 1 percent over the past year, led by residential growth in Woodbury and Cottage Grove.

There were 98,185 people living within the school district boundaries this April, compared to 95,556 in April 2014, according to a population update approved last month by the South Washington County School Board.

Woodbury’s overall population increased 2,569 people from 64,238 to 66,807, though parts of the city are not in District 833 boundaries. Cottage Grove’s population increased by 443, from 35,187 to 35,630.

The population figures are used as a basis for determining some of the district’s levy revenue.